Vancouver Gut Health is Important at Vancouver Spine Care Centre

We are one big, happy family. Who are “we”? Our bodies and the billions of microorganisms living with us in harmony…most of the time! The microorganisms in the gut particularly are quite important to the health status of our bodies, especially as we grow, age and feel pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre takes care of younger and older Vancouver chiropractic patients likewise. Vancouver Spine Care Centre additionally cares for their add-on “friends”, microorganisms, and shares information about how to maintain a harmonious and healthy relationship.

GUT MICROBIOTA, BACTERIA, AND DISEASE

Gut microbiota is engaged in the development or prevention of various diseases from bone and joint related issues to scoliosis, pain, and age related issues. Research about the gut microbiome expands in support that it affects the immune system and inflammation that often leads to bone and joint diseases associated with aging: osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcopenia and frailty. (1) The gut microbiomome and bacteria modified pain severity perception in one study of chronic pain patients who had low back, leg, and whole body pain. (2) An interesting cause of scoliosis involves the human gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiota affects musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis, but now changes of the gut microbiome in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is discovered. The structure of the gut microbiota varied between AIS and healthy research study groups. The genera prevotella, gelria, and desulfovibrio were more noted in the feces of AIS patients. Contrastingly, the large quantity of parasutterella, tyzzerella, and phascolarctobacterium was decreased in the AIS group. Knowing these gut microbiota discrepancies can lead doctors in their diagnosis of AIS and establish choices for the patients to transform their gut microbiota. (3) Such intestinal bacterial differences are seen in other human diseases, also, like type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, and malignancy such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma. Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, atherosclerotic stroke and cardiovascular disease are major diseases associated with reduced activities of daily living, especially in older people. Recent analyses revealed the significance of gut microbiota in the regulation of these diseases. (4) Vancouver chiropractic patients may not often think of their gut’s condition on a regular basis, but research reminds doctors like your Vancouver chiropractor that it needs attention!

HOW TO HELP THE GUT’S MICROBIOME

The gut appreciates attention. Probiotics and prebiotics are helpful. (1) Aloe vera and peppermint are healing and calming. Fiber and flax are moving and alleviating. Constipation is a foe of Vancouver back pain sufferers and everyone alike! Vancouver Spine Care Centre commonly asks about your gut health and is always prepared to discuss it! Let us talk at your next chiropractic appointment about how you can give your gut the attention it requires and wants with diet, supplement and even spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He demonstrates an adaptation of Cox® Technic flexion distraction principles for the pain reducing  chiropractic treatment of knee pain and osteoarthritis, a condition potentially related to inflammation as presented here.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment today to keep your body’s family happy and harmonious with chiropractic care!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre considers the health of the gut’s microbiome as it relates to diseases like arthritis, back pain, inflammation, and more when establishing a Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan. 
 
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